Dianne Mccarthy

Dianne

Mccarthy

Orillia

🇨🇦 Canada

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1 year

With a graphic design and commercial printing background, I’ve always enjoyed photography as a point and shoot hobby. The pandemic provided a timely opportunity to develop my skills through iPhone Photography School’s online courses. Today I prefer capturing and creating images with my iPhone 12.

Winning photos

“As the pastel colours take over the sky, there is something that brings out joy and peace to the body and soul.”

by Suvarna Arora

77th Collection

“In the bleak mid-winter / Frosty wind made moan / Earth stood hard as iron / Water like a stone / Snow had fallen, snow on snow / In the bleak mid-winter / Long ago.” ❄️

by Christina Rossetti published 1872

77th Collection

One of the very rare days of sun in Ontario (Canada) this winter, I liked the golden, heavy sky, the silvery smooth foreground and the curls of the iron boat sculptures.

76th Collection

“Autumn... the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

by William Cullen Bryant 🍁

75th Collection

“It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” 🍁

by Diana Gabaldon

75th Collection

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.” 🍁🍂
by Virginia Woolf

74th Collection

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonize.” 🍂🍁
by George Eliot

74th Collection

This water tower is located in Washago (from Ojibway meaning a place of ‘clear and sparkling water’). Once used by the railroad it is the 1st stop northwest of Toronto for Via Rails’s CANADIAN.

73rd Collection

“At sunrise the blue sky paints herself with gold colours and joyfully dances to the music of a morning breeze.”
by Debasish Mridha

73rd Collection

I love the sunrise, as I am definitely a morning person! It’s a great time to get up and have a coffee on the dock before the world wakes up.

73rd Collection

The Canadian Shield is a huge rock formation stretching from Labrador to the Arctic covering parts of 5 provinces and the Northwest Territories. This is a scenic view facing west towards Port
Carling (Ontario) from the Huckleberry Rock Cut. 🇨🇦

71st Collection

“A bud is a flower-to-be. A flower in waiting. Waiting for just the right warmth and care to open up. It’s a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world. And that’s you.”
by Christopher Paul Curtis

69th Collection

“Like the ivy, life is a composite of strengths, weaknesses, endurance, compassion and love.”
by Lu Cile Ivey from Ivy on the Wall

69th Collection

In this natural composition of a flat lay photo I liked the light and the contrasting shapes, textures and sizes of the leaves.

68th Collection

“A summer leaf embraced by the frozen ice keeps memories warm.” by Avi (aka Edward Irving Mortice) 🍁

67th Collection

“The crows above the wood lot are out on flapping wings and in the dooryard maple an early robin sings. Beside the barn the cattle stand warming in the sun and it is clear that spring is here and sugaring has begun.” by Florence Boyce-Davis 🍁

67th Collection

A curving country road, a row of budding lilacs, misty morning fog and an old fashioned street light set the scene for my capturing this dark and moody image.

66th Collection

🛟 Lifeboat #9 is one of many from the S.S. Keewatin which sailed the Great Lakes until 1965. Built 1907, Keewatin will be moved from Port McNicholl to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario by early fall 2023.
🛟 Year round I enjoy capturing the history represented by the last Edwardian-era Steamliner in existence.

66th Collection

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
by John Burroughs (1837 - 1921) American naturalist and essayist.

65th Collection

“When your barn is well filled all snug and secure, Be thankful to God and remember the poor.”
This inscription (1863) is carved in stone on a wall at Rockwood Academy, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada.

65th Collection